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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material Data Protection

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children Child Safety

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# data-protection - Monday 9 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints E-receipts

Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints

Her office has carried out a number of audits and will be issuing guidelines on e-receipts soon.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB Galway

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

The details include customers’ full names, their bank balances and loan information.

# data-protection - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# data-protection - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# data-protection - Friday 14 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

# data-protection - Monday 22 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# data-protection - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower

Labour’s Alan Kelly is asking the gardai if they are still carrying out surveillance on Keith Harrison.

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info Data Protection Laws

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

# data-protection - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# data-protection - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

From TheJournal.ie X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed Data Protection

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

# data-protection - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin Data Protection

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin

An Austrian privacy lawyer has argued our Data Protection Commissioner should use its powers to stop these transfers to the US.

# data-protection - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children Data Protection

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

# data-protection - Monday 28 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts Marketing

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

# data-protection - Monday 12 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone Aircoach

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers Data Protection

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers

The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.

# data-protection - Friday 8 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members Data Breach

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# data-protection - Saturday 27 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records Shredding Dispute

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded Symphysiotomy

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

# data-protection - Monday 7 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer Data Protection

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer

The White Moose Café has been no stranger to controversy in recent months.

# data-protection - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data Data Protection

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

The Data Protection Commissioner has been told to investigate Facebook’s transfer of data to the US.

# data-protection - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection Opinion

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data We're Watching You

Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

# data-protection - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air Open Secret

Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air

The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.

# data-protection - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked Ashley Madison

Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked

“Life is short. Have an affair.”

# data-protection - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter Privacy

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# data-protection - Friday 3 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it? Opinion

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people’s boarding passes Check In

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people’s boarding passes

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.

# data-protection - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.

# data-protection - Friday 19 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# data-protection - Monday 18 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

# data-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies Europe Vs Facebook

This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies

It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “An outrage”: Limerick Council gives tenants’ information to Irish Water Data Protection

# data-protection - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# data-protection - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools' POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

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